Digital communications

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Discussion paper

The future of Australia Post

As with all postal services, Australia Post’s revenues have been under pressure since the advent and wide adoption of digital communications. While offset by the rise in parcel delivery through online shopping, and effective innovations to its products and services over the last decade, Australia...
Working paper

Digital contact tracing for COVID-19: a primer for policymakers

In this working paper, Australasian researchers use a simple graphical model of infection transmissions to illustrate why COVID-19 is particularly challenging to manage with traditional manual contact tracing.
Report

Protecting children online: an overview of recent developments in legal frameworks and policies

The digital environment presents a wide range of benefits to children, whilst also exposing them to various risks, including cyberbullying, harmful content and inappropriate contact with strangers. This report provides an overview of the legal and policy actions that governments, international organisations and other stakeholders...
Conference paper

Digital landscape of women’s safety

In the context of increasingly digitised urban governance, this paper investigates the use of digital technology in the advocacy for women’s safety in the city.
Policy report

Winning hearts and likes

This report highlights and recognises the value of social media for the defence community — especially as a means of providing information and support for currently serving personnel and their families—by supporting the use of Facebook for those purposes by all defence units.
Report

Mitigating disinformation in Southeast Asian elections

This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Report

Weaponised deep fakes: national security and democracy

A deep fake is a digital forgery created through deep learning (a subset of AI). Deep fakes can create entirely new content or manipulate existing content, including video, images, audio and text. This paper argues that policymakers face a narrowing window of opportunity to minimise...
Report

What’s in a name? A forward view of anonymity online

Drawing on legal, philosophical and historical evidence and interviews, this paper clearly articulates how online anonymity should be understood. It presents a model through which future settlements on online anonymity can be tested, presented in a way that is useful to both technologists and policymakers.
Report

The U.S — China race and the fate of transatlantic relations

Technological dominance is a key dimension of the competition between the United States and China, one that is further stressing transatlantic relations. This paper analyzes the narrative and reality around the nexus between new technologies, defense of shared values, and regulation.
Survey

American Trends Panel survey methodology and COVID-19 Questions

The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. The panel wave conducted March 19 to March 24, 2020 drew 11,537 responses out of 15,433 who were sampled...